According to legend, a 19th century sorcerer Jacob Surtees would summon the powers of Hell to terrorize and subjugate his victims at his home, Daemons' Roost. A hundred and fifty years after his death the house is occupied by another, equally macabre, figure: veteran horror film director Nathan Clore. With his health now failing he has summoned home his stepdaughter Alison, to share with her the chilling truth of what happened to her family there. However, just days before her arrival Nathan Clore has suffered a debilitating stroke, rendering him terribly paralyzed and unable to communicate the very truth that she has come to learn. After assisting Alison's husband in the past, Jonathan Creek is called upon to help again but as the story unfolds, with ever more sinister twists and turns, the gruesome rituals that were once enacted in the dungeon of Daemons' Roost are frighteningly revived with horrifying consequences.
Did You Know?
Two of the characters are named after mid-20th century US politicians- Reverend Wendell Willkie seems to be named after a Republican who ran unsuccessfully against FDR for the presidency in the 1940 election [lived 1892 to 1944] and D.S. Alben Barkley, called for Harry S. Truman's Vice President from 1949 to 1953 [lived 1877 to 1956]. The hotel where one of the characters is staying is the Schuyler Colfax. He was a 19th century US politician who served as speaker of the House of Representatives, and later Ulysses S. Grant's Vice President from 1869 to 1873, when he left office after being associated with the Credit Mobilier scandal [lived 1823 to 1885]. See more
References The Wizard of Oz
Variations on a theme from 'Danse Macabre' by Saint Saens
Arranged by Julian Stewart Lindsay
Written by Theo Vidgen See more